Moorea Honeymoon Travel Guide

Moorea is an island of wild, yet enchanting beauty, where jagged volcanic peaks rise steeply from lush valleys and powder-white beaches, while an emerald lagoon encircled by an offshore coral reef offers perfect conditions for swimming, diving and snorkelling in this island paradise.


Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa
Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa – Image courtesy of 3.hilton.com

Introducing Moorea

The gorgeous island of Moorea offers newlyweds an idyllic and romantic honeymoon destination, just 20km away from the more commercial island of Tahiti.


What to do and see in Moorea

Experience an array of adventurous honeymoon activities on Moorea:

Cruise Cook’s Bay beneath the majestic panorama of Mount Mouaputa, Mount Mouaroa (aka Mt Bali Hai) and Mount Rotui or alternatively, hike inland to the Belvédère overlook for awesome panoramic vistas overlooking Mount Rotui and both Cook and Opunohu bays.

Snorkel or kayak above coral gardens teeming with colourful reef fish, circumnavigate the island by car or bicycle, and sunbathe on gorgeous Temae Beach with stunning views across the South Pacific Ocean to Tahiti.

Later, soak up Polynesian culture at hip-swaying fire and dance performances at Tiki Village.

Moorea (pronounced MOE-oh-ray-ah) is one of the leeward islands of the Society Islands in French Polynesia. Less developed than Tahiti, the 137sq km island retains an authentic Polynesian island atmosphere with a rural lifestyle and attractive traditional villages that dot the coastal plain.

InterContinental Resort and Spa Moorea

Where to stay in Moorea

Moorea is renowned worldwide for its superb choice of exclusive over-water and beachside resorts including the InterContinental Resort and Spa Moorea (photo) – a must for discerning honeymoon couples who wish to be spoilt by an array of creature comforts as part of their honeymoon package.

Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travellers have to say about resorts on Moorea at TripAdvisor.

InterContinental Resort and Spa Moorea

Best time to honeymoon in Moorea

The best time to visit Moorea is during the dry season between May and October, when the average annual temperature of 27°C is tempered by refreshing sea breezes. The wet season lasts from November until April, with February and March the hottest months.

For more climate info: Moorea Weather Guide

Getting there

Moorea is one of the leeward islands of the Society Islands in French Polynesia, around 20km northwest of Tahiti.

Air Tahiti Nui operate daily flights to Moorea from Papeete. Alternatively, by high-speed catamaran, Moorea is just a 30-minute boat ride from Papeete.

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Latest update Moorea honeymoon destination: 30 March, 2017

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